Hello Again

A BIT MORE ABOUT ME

Mother and daughter, black and white 80's photography.
Little girl with white hat.
Family documentary photographer in action with her camera.
Funny kids on the ground
Photographer taking pictures of herself and her husband in the mirror
documentary photographer laughing
black and white photograph of dog o staircase
big sister hugging little sister
big brother playing with little brothers at the playground
documentary family photographer with parrots on shoulder and hand

Hi, my name is Ralu Chase
I am a London documentary family photographer based in Essex, UK.

Over the years (more than 15 now!), I have photographed in many different styles. It has been a long journey and through it all, the photos that have remained as the most meaningful to me are those that have a real story behind them. The photographs that make it onto my walls and into my family albums are those that take me back to an exact moment in time, the ones that preserve a memory so perfectly candid that even 1000 words could not express it. Which is why the documentary photography has become my favourite style.

I am in love with people's stories and I am passionate about capturing real life just as it happens. I prefer using a documentary approach to all my photography, because it allows me to tell your story in an authentic way, capturing the real human connections and natural beauty of everyday life.

Worldwide travel seems to be in my DNA - call it severe wanderlust if you wish! - so no matter where you are on this planet, I would jump with joy at the chance to come and photograph you.

Living in 3 different countries on 2 different continents, I have learned to go with the flow in almost everything. But just as importantly, I have also learned that people all have their own unique ways of seeing, celebrating and facing life. We might go through similar situations, but the way we handle them is what makes us unique.

The most challenging - and the most rewarding - part of my job is showing off each person's individuality through my photography.

There is amazing beauty in transforming a fleeting moment into a piece of art that will always remind you of the people you love and the reasons you love them so dearly.
It would be my privilege to do that for you.

Funny photographer joking during photo session.

Give me a shout if:

✓ Your favourite photos are those that have a story behind them

✓ You don't like having your picture taken let alone pose for a photo

✓ Your family dreads traditional family photoshoots

✓ You are in love with your perfectly imperfect life

✓ Your want to be in the photos and not just behind the camera

Let's chat then!
Photographer laughing during photo shoot.

Random facts about me:

I have 5 kids, a very supporting husband, a dog and some chickens.
(I like them all, but I really love my kids and husband.)

I love sneezing when I look at the sun.
(Apparently, there is a special gene which make you do that, so you should try it out and see if you have that gene, too.)

I love biking!
(90% of my childhood happened on a bike.)

I really don’t like being cold.
(Unless I am getting some great photos out of it!)

I can sit down and listen to people's life stories for hours and hours.
(If they also provide food I might never leave!)

I am very easy going.
:)

Photographer laughing during photo shoot.

Random facts about me:

I have 5 kids, a very supporting husband, a dog and some chickens.
(I like them all, but I really love my kids and husband.)

I love sneezing when I look at the sun.
(Apparently, there is a special gene which make you do that, so you should try it out and see if you have that gene, too.)

I love biking!
(90% of my childhood happened on a bike.)

I really don’t like being cold!
(Unless I am getting some great photos out of it!)

I can sit down and listen to people's life stories for hours and hours.
(If they also provide food I might never leave!)

I am very easy going.
:)

mother holding her daughter
1

It was a great photo session, full of smiles, emotions, funny games and cats. The photos beautifully express exactly who we are, so thank you so much for everything, Ralu!

Man hugging woman from the back.
2

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all the beautiful moments you captured! These are the true memories that will forever remain ingrained in our minds and souls.

Happy Family having fun together.
3

Great pictures, wonderful experience! They say 'chemistry' does magic. This is what Ralu has: good chemistry with people and the brilliant talent to reveal and capture the best in them.

close up of watercolors 

I LOVE STORIES, I LOVE TRUE MOMENTS AND EMOTIONS. CAPTURING THE BEAUTY OF EVERYDAY LIFE IS MY PASSION.